Acquired: Fish / pet store
Posted May 06, 2014
A few years ago, I owned two fantail goldfish. I bought them at a Chinatown vendor during the summer, to try my hand at taking care of goldfish. I did not know the age of what the who fantails were, but I did my best to keep them alive. I had a relatively large bowl in which I kept them in (about 30 x 30 x 40), and fed them twice a day, with the normal amount. Unlike a cat or a dog, I had no idea if they were being fed too much or too little.
I thought that the two fish really fit together, prompting me to buy both of them.
Unfortunately, one of them died 6 months after I bought it, and the other outlived its buddy by about a month and a half. Once one of them died, the other fish seemed to grow bored and lonely, moving less and less. I remember the struggle of cleaning the bowl every week, making sure that the water was properly changed every now and then. It was a fun time, while it lasted.
Needless to say, I did not try owning any fish again. My friends were able to keep their fish alive for over a year, and I couldn't see myself duplicating that task.